LAI Ely: July 2021 Monthly Program

LAI Ely: July 2021 Monthly Program

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Chicago Cultural Center

78 East Washington Street

Chicago, IL 60602

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Join us on July 21st for Ely Chapter's July in-person monthly program "The Culture Economy: The Driving Force in Post-Pandemic Recovery."

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The Culture Economy: The Driving Force in Post-Pandemic Recovery

Ely Chapter will have it's July monthly program in-person at Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Millennium Park Room. Attendees are free to bring their own brown bag lunch for during the program.

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Commissioner Mark Kelly

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)

Chicago's cultural landscape is as rich and varied as any great city of the world. It is a window into the heart and soul of Chicagoans and a genuine source of civic pride. It is also an economic engine that drives leisure and business tourism and a generator of foot traffic and spending that benefits local businesses in neighborhoods across the city.

In 2019, arts and culture attracted 57.7 million visitors and generated $16 billion in tourist expenditure. But COVID resulted in the loss of thousands of cultural sector jobs and presented the biggest threat to the cultural landscape of Chicago in the city's history.

DCASE Commissioner Mark Kelly will discuss how arts and culture are being funded and positioned to be a driving force in Chicago's economic recovery. He will also discuss how they are powerful tools that can help address issues of equity, diversity and inclusion, while also growing understanding, empathy and care for one another as we work to heal longstanding racial and socioeconomic divides.


Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch to the program.

11:30 a.m. - Attendees gather and network

12:00-1:00 p.m. - Program

1:30 p.m. - Event Ends

All member registrants will be checked for paid 2021 LAI dues. If you would like to register for this event but have not paid 2021 dues, please visit LAI’s website.

This is a terrific opportunity to BRING A GUEST so they can discover the great value of LAI Ely Chapter membership. **Remember, the chapter now requires prospective members to attend at least two LAI events, including at least one Ely Chapter event, to be eligible for nomination.

Please note that refunds are not available for cancellations.

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